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The scientific community is certain with near unanimity that man-made global warming is disrupting Earth’s climate and that remedies are urgently needed. But public opinion and political rhetoric do not mirror the prevailing scientific consensus. We report here on continuing climate research and the controversies which surround the empirical findings.

'Climate chaos' led one upstate N.Y. farm to stop planting in fertile flood plains, a practice farmers have followed for thousands of years.
In 2008, Katy Lince watched the vegetables she had nurtured at Hawthorne Valley Farm in upstate New...
05/16/2012 | Read More
Richard Lindzen's rejected idea that clouds can help prevent catastrophic climate change keeps resurfacing, thanks largely to nonscientist skeptics.
In climate science, some ideas seem to live forever like vampires, despite repeated attempts to...
05/09/2012 | Read More
Climate scientists agree in vast majority that human-caused global warming is occurring. But most U.S. weather forecasters don't. Why?
In recent years, the world's scientists have begun to show that climate change is altering the...
05/07/2012 | Read More
A shift away from this year's La Nina to El Nino could dramatically alter temperature and extreme weather patterns—and global warming may play a role.
Changes are brewing in the equatorial Pacific, and they could profoundly affect weather across the...
05/02/2012 | Read More
Introducing Weather Insider, a weekly round-up of news you didn’t get in the forecast.
This spring seems to have no end to the tricks up its sleeve. Winter may have gone AWOL in March,...
04/25/2012 | Read More
The sizeable leak from a plugged well raises fresh concerns about accidents and methane's role in global warming.
The French energy company Total estimates that its North Sea Elgin field gas well is leaking about...
04/05/2012 | Read More
Mining and using tar sands oil creates more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional oil. But that's rarely mentioned anymore.
When President Obama traveled to Cushing, Okla. last week to declare his support for building the...
03/26/2012 | Read More
Science education experts say the group's proposed curriculum, designed by a long-time climate skeptic, will foster confusion, not learning.
The revelation last month that the Heartland Institute, a libertarian group based in Chicago, is...
03/15/2012 | Read More
'We're not actively trying to pick a fight or become part of the debate but to provide a badly needed service,' says defense fund co-director.
The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, which was officially formed less than two months ago, is...
03/13/2012 | Read More
New report suggests efforts by Heartland to undermine the teaching of global warming in schools are already underway on college campuses.
An associate of the Heartland Institute, the think tank devoted to discrediting climate change,...
02/29/2012 | Read More

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